A loan of $1,000 helped to buy a punch card knitting machine for making 'mantas' (a traditional textile).


Maria's story

Maria is a single mother. She has a 3-year-old daughter and lives in her parents' home in Villa Tunari neighborhood, in the city of El Alto. She worked very hard to finish high school. Maria currently works making 'mantas' (a traditional textile used as a shawl or carrying cloth) by machine. She sells her products on Thursdays and Sundays, in 16 de Julio district. Maria needs this loan to buy a punch card knitting machine so that she can offer her customers new designs and types of 'mantas'. Maria's dream is to distribute her products nationally. This is the first time that she has requested a loan from IMPRO or Kiva.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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